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Cannot find hard drive error after repair

Well, my t30 crashed and when I ran the recovery console it worked for a minute. I ran zone alarm and then it crashed again., This time when i booted up I got the messege that xp could not find my hard drive. Of course theres no floppy only dvd drive so what do I need to do now??

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Couldn't find the hard drive or the DVD drive? If it's the hard drive then the crash was due to a hard drive failure and the hard drive will have to be replaced. If it's the DVD drive, you will need to get a floppy for it and flash the bios in order for the machine to recognize the DVD drive again.

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